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Windows 7: iTunes freezing when clicking X (have to force quit in task mgr)


11 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
iTunes freezing when clicking X (have to force quit in task mgr)

Anyone else experienced and solved this problem?? Sometimes it's ok but a lot of the time if i hit X my music carries on playing and i see not responding in task manager so i end up having to force quit.

cheers

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11 Feb 2012   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Yup, thats the same with 98% of people using iTunes on a windows PC. Its seriously bloated.
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11 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Yup, thats the same with 98% of people using iTunes on a windows PC. Its seriously bloated.
K thanks for the reply. At least i know i'm not alone in this problem. hopefully apple will be nice folk and cater to us windows users by fixing this in the next version
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11 Feb 2012   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

For now, take a look at this guide. It should make iTunes a little faster.
Link: 10 Tips To Make iTunes for Windows Run Faster - How-To Geek
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12 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Hi willsk, iTunes used to be slow for me too. But since I got a better computer it is now fine.

To Speed Up Windows in General:
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If you want to speed up your Shut Down, there is a Tutorial here

Just before Cleaning via CCleaner, run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter.

I would download and open CCleaner and use CCEnhancer for more features. Then go to the Clean Tab, Analyze and run the Cleaner. Next go to Tools (NEVER GO TO REGISTRY) and select Startup, select them all and select Disable and then Remove.

Then click on CCleaner's Uninstall Tab and remove anything you don't need or use. Ask here if you are unsure if it is safe to remove or not, or you could Google it.

Next, read this article:
99 ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast

This guide was intended for Windows XP, but I would ignore Step 2, Step 10, Step 11, Step 16, Step 28, Step 37.

Another guide can be found here:
Optimize Windows 7

I would next run an SFC Scan and a Check Disk Scan.

What I do as soon as I get a computer os open MSConfig, select the Boot Tab and select No GUI Boot, this will disable the Boot Animation.

I would also use MSE and Malwarebytes to check for Viruses and Malware.
To speed up iTunes
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1: Delete all playlists.

2: Go to Edit, Preferences and remove all the sources you do not need ( iTunes DJ/Genius, etc ). Just below that, deselect Show list tickboxes and Show source icons. Then change the source and list text to small (unless you have difficulty reading). Under When you inset a CD, change the dropdown box to Ask to Import CD. Click Import Settings and deselect Use Error correction when reading Audio CD's. Finally deselect Automatically receive CD track names from Internet and Check for new software updates automatically

3: Go to Playback tab still inside Preferences, deselect everything and set Subtitle Language to Off.

4: Click on the Sharing tab and deselect everything (same goes for Store and Parental).

5: Click Devices, delete any un-needed Backups. and select Prevent iPod's, iPhone's, and iPad's from syncing automatically, deselect [b]Warn when more than ?% of the data on this computer will be changed. Deselect Allow iTunes audio control from remote speakers and Reset sync history.

6: Click Advanced and deselect everything. Reset Warnings, and Cache and Music Location
7: Delete Music, Videos, Apps, etc.

8: Open services.msc and disable any un-needed services:
Apple Mobile Device - If you have no apple devices (iPhone, iPod, Apple TV).
iPod Service - Same as above.

You could try Reinstalling iTunes, updating iTunes using Apple Software Update.

You could also use an alternative to iTunes:
Foobar2000, MediaMonkey, Winamp, VLC Media Player, CopyTrans Manager, Songbird, SharePod,

Hope this helps
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12 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have a problem with it starting again when I close it.
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13 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I presume you have updated iTunes to the latest version which is 10.5.3. If not then please do so. May be this shall solve the problem.

Otherwise you may visit https://discussions.apple.com/commun...categoryID=150 and state your problem. Someone in this community shall help you.
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14 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willsk View Post
Anyone else experienced and solved this problem?? Sometimes it's ok but a lot of the time if i hit X my music carries on playing and i see not responding in task manager so i end up having to force quit.

cheers

do you have your iDevice connected while the problem occurs. Sometimes, iTunes would have a hard time recognizing the device and it might seem frozen for an extended period of time until it sees it (happens with my iPod Nano sometimes - with previous versions of iTunes - "freeze" time can be up to 2 minutes).


Try reinstalling your iTunes as per these Apple provided instructions:

Removing and reinstalling iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows Vista or Windows 7
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